Kelly Chesney P’18 ’20

Kelly holds a bachelor of science in chemistry and biochemistry, and a bachelor of engineering in chemical engineering.

Kelly has over 25 years of industry experience with Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and Diageo in various supply chain and procurement positions. During his tenure in industry, he and his family lived internationally for almost 20 years in locations such as China and Singapore where he held global leadership positions in supply chain managing, operating budgets in excess of $10 billion. Kelly and his family returned to Canada a few years ago and settled in Port Hope where he was the senior vice president, North America procurement, for Diageo and served as a member of the Crown Royal board until his retirement in the autumn of 2016. Currently Kelly is a member of the board of directors of two Canadian based firms.

Interested in all sports, Kelly played four years of varsity basketball at the University of Manitoba and the University of Ottawa. He is an active member of their alumni associations.

Kelly can often be found on the sidelines watching his children, Owen ’18 and Leah ’20, participate in football, hockey, swimming, rugby, track and rowing at TCS. He and his family also support a scholarship fund established in his daughter Megan’s name to assist children with hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. Kelly has also been an active member of the TCS infrastructure committee since 2015.

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